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March 4, 2015 | NPR · Watch a great music documentary that wasn’t supposed to be about music. All too quickly, this chronicle of Mali’s Festival in the Desert became a memento of vanished joy.
 

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February 26, 2015 | WXPN · Hear a performance by the Latin funk band at the studios of KCSN radio.
 

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February 26, 2015 | WXPN · A Chicano band from East LA talks about inspiring positive change through music.
 

February 22, 2015 | NPR · As Ibeyi, Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz make soulful, percussive music rooted in their Yoruba heritage.
 

January 31, 2015 | NPR · Veteran dancehall troupe and guaranteed bringers of good times Ward 21 dropped a new video on Friday.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · Catch the sights and sounds of two recently departed artists, an exuberant celebration of life and a deeply engrossing — and ear-splittingly adrenalized — documentary.
 

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January 26, 2015 | NPR · Greek songman Demis Roussos lived an enormously colorful life, from his start as a prog-rock pioneer to being held captive by Hezbollah terrorists. He died Sunday at age 68 in Athens.
 

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January 25, 2015 | NPR · Brothers Ethan and Zac Holtzman formed Dengue Fever in the late ’90s, inspired by 1960s Cambodian psych-rock. Rachel Martin speaks with them and singer Chhom Nimol about their album, The Deepest Lake.
 

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January 24, 2015 | NPR · Pete Sokolow has been called irascible and a tough-as-nails teacher. He’s also one of the last living links to klezmer’s immigrant pioneers — and to a new generation of musicians, he’s invaluable.
 

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January 13, 2015 | NPR · From Senegal, Colombia, Tunisia and more, some of the most remarkable music groups in the world played over the weekend in New York City.
 

 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · At a Chicago high school, 100 percent completion isn’t the goal. It’s expected.
 

March 6, 2015 | NPR · The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · The Labor Department’s latest report follows an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.
 

Arts & Life

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, the state of rock and the art of the con — or at least the con-artist film.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · Drummer Clayton Cameron tells a story about how his math skills helped him impress the godfather of soul, James Brown.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · Writer Randall Munroe doesn’t love math, but has made a career out of solving equations. By answering outlandish hypotheticals, he uses numbers as a playground for the imagination.
 

Music

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, the state of rock and the art of the con — or at least the con-artist film.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · One of the most exciting new grime producers is from … H-Town? Yep. Listen to the latest sound on London’s streets, courtesy of Houston, Texas.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · Percussionist Clayton Cameron dissects the mathematics of improvisational jazz, demonstrating how numerical patterns make him a better musician.
 

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